Hello! 2018 PyeongChang!
Dear all, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic is coming up. Are you excited? As a mega sports event in Korea, Gangwon is trying best to build up the infrastructures and train millions of volunteers for successful event hosting! Soon you will see new stadiums as Gangneung Ice Arena and Gangneung Ice Hockey Center. Alpensia Resort and Yongpyong resort have worked on maintenence for stadiums already. Wah, we can already feel Olympic vibe over here Let’s check the details of the games!
Gangneung ISU (International Skating Union) Short Track 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Pre- Event Test
Short Track Speed Skating is a skating competition that takes place on a 111.12 m track in a 60 x 30 m ice rink. As it uses a shorter track than the conventional 400 m track of Speed Skating, it is often called short track. The winner is the first athlete who crosses the finish line, so the sport requires more technique than power, more agility than durability.As the first official Test Event of the ice sports of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, 2016/2017 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Gangneung in Republic of Korea will feature 10 events : 4 individual distances and 1 relay for Ladies and Men. The Olympic Winter Games include a total of eight events for Ladies and men.
Date 16-18 Dec 2016
Location Gangneung Ice Arena
ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships
Speed skating (also long track speed skating) is an Olympic sport where competitors are timed while crossing a set distance. It is also a sport for leisure. Sports such as short track speedskating, inline speedskating, and quad speed skating are also called speed skating. Long track speed skating enjoys large popularity in the Netherlands and has also had champion athletes from Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United States. Speed skaters attain maximum speeds of 60 km/h (37 mph).
Date 9-12 Feb 2016
Location Gangneung Oval
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017
Figure skating is widely known as the most artistic of the winter sports. Unique in its employment of music, the sport requires technical precision and creative ability to express the music with choreographed movements. There are four disciplines in figure skating: Men’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance. The skaters execute a short programme/short dance and free skating/free dance. The short programme/short dance is skated first for 2 minutes and 40 seconds (plus or minus 10 seconds) and should contain a certain degree of prescribed elements. The free skating lasts for 4 minutes (plus or minus 10 seconds) for ladies and ice dance and 4 minutes and 30 seconds (plus or minus 10 seconds) for men and pairs. Three technical panels and nine judges evaluate the performance and give the marks. The total score of short programme and free skating will determine the final result. The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, held on 14-19 February 2017, will take place in Gangneung Ice Arena as the first-ever Championship event upon the completion of this new Olympic venue.
Date 16-19 Feb 2016
Location Gangneung Ice Arena
World Junior Curling Championships 2017
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.
Date 16-26 Feb 2016
Location Gangneung Curling Centre
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